Woman ‘kills’ herself in Telangana; cops dismiss currency ban link


A 55-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide in Mahabubabad district on Thursday allegedly due to currency ban, with the police suspecting financial dispute in her family as the trigger even as her brother has raised suspicion over death.

K Vinoda was found hanging in her house at 2.30 AM by her son in Shanigapoor village, police said.

“Few days ago, the family had sold agriculture land and got money even as her one son and two daughters had been quarrelling for past few days over the matter seeking share in the sale of land,” said Deputy Superintendent of Police (Mahabubabad Division) Raj Mahendar Naik.

When asked about the speculation in media over the cause of her death, the DSP told PTI: “Following the family dispute over money matter, Vinoda seems to have got hurt and committed suicide.”

Police sub-inspector Jitender, who is investigating the matter, said the reports in media were not correct as the complainant and brother of the deceased, Veerbhadrachary has raised doubts over Vinoda’s death and has not mentioned anything with regard to the ban on currency notes.

“The complainant has stated that he has suspicion over his sister’s death. He has sought a thorough investigation on whether she hanged herself or she was hanged after her death,” Jitender said quoting the complaint.

Mahabubabad Circle Inspector Krishna Reddy said, “We are investigating into the petition (by the deceased’s mother).”

Reddy said that as per preliminary investigation, Vinoda and her husband were inclined to give a part of share (of money) from the sale of agriculture land to their daughters, which their son had opposed.

The body has been sent for postmortem and the report is awaited, Reddy said, adding that further probe is on.